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This article was published on February 27, 2014

Breather brings its ‘Uber for private workspaces’ to New York ahead of San Francisco roll-out

Breather brings its ‘Uber for private workspaces’ to New York ahead of San Francisco roll-out
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Breather wants to help you find a quiet space to work, sleep or take a call when you need it most. After soft launching in Montreal, the startup is expanding to what could be a hugely important locale: New York.

Starting today, you can download the iPhone app or navigate to the Breather site from an Android device – an Android app is planned – and book a private room in Flatiron, Soho or near Madison Square Garden. Rooms can be reserved for 30 minutes, half an hour or the entire day, and you just unlock the door by requesting a code when you arrive. All of them offer free Wi-Fi and comfy couches – in short, all of the essentials that usually draw entrepreneurs, investors and developers into their closest Starbucks.

It’s a small roll-out though. Breather has just one space in each of its three locations, which can accommodate between five and eight people at a flat rate of $25 per hour. The startup says more rooms are “coming very soon” and it wants to launch in San Francisco in the next two months.

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